On 19 January Foundation held a conference "The Role of Society in Defence Security Context" in London, during which citizen's role ensuring the security of state was discussed.
The International Conference
Vilnius, Lithuania 03 March 2016
Sponsors: National Security and Defense Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania
Signatories: The National Defense Foundation, (LTU) The Jamestown Foundation, (USA) The Casimir Pulaski Foundation (POL), The Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (UKR), The International Centre for Defence and Security, (EST)
Topic: Strengthening Social Resilience Against Hybrid Challenges in the Baltic Region
The signatories of the conference, stressing the fact that the legitimacy of internal Russian politics is built to a large extent on confrontation with NATO and the West, and noting that the gap between Russia and the West is growing, thereby creating a situation that is particularly troubling and disconcerting to regional democracies in the Baltic,
Encourage all supporters of democratic processes and promoters of security in the Baltic Region to collaborate closely for the purpose of strengthening peace and security in the Region.
Urge all states of the region to unite in their efforts against Russian aggression.
Call upon the governments of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine to step forward and immediately initiate the organization of strategic Wargaming for the purpose of increasing regional interoperability among the Baltic Sea states and their regional neighbors in order to identify and mould regional deterrence against Russian aggression in the Baltic.
Call upon NATO, the EU and the United States to expand mutual preventative measures and reinforce deterrence in the Baltic Region
Declare that for the better coordination and facilitation of strategic Wargaming processes we are announcing the establishment of International Network of Security Experts for the Baltic Region with the coordination center headed by National Defence Foundation.
Invite security experts and other relevant institutions from Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, USA, Germany and other countries to join the International Network of Security Experts for the Baltic Region.
National Defence Foundation Mr. Vaidotas MALINIONIS
The Jamestown Foundation Mr. Glen HOWARD
The Casimir Pulaski Foundation Mr. Zbigniew PISARSKI
Center of Army, Conversion Mr. Genadij ROKICKIJ
and Disarmament Studies
The International Centre Mr. Dimitri TEPERIK
for Defence and Security
Eastern Europe Studies Center Mr. Laurynas KASČIŪNAS
Center for Political Analysis and Prognosis Mr. Pavel Usov
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